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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

My profile use to read Wife, Mother, Teacher... Then I left teaching and became a bank teller... Last year I saw another label change that I never expected. April 17th, 2019 (my 35th birthday) I went from wife to widow. The first time I heard myself referred to as “widow” my breath caught. I was only 35, how does one take on a label so young. I shouldn’t be a widow, my husband should be here. I think I repeated the word widow over and over again and it never felt less foreign. Eight months later it feels weird to call myself a widow, even weirder to call myself single.... But we have other label we give ourselves. Creative Athletic
Musical I have some rather cruel ones I’ve attached to myself Fat Unattractive Unhealthy Weak Last year my labels changed without my permission. An instant changed who I was. This year I’m going to give myself some new labels. Fit Pretty Healthy
Strong The last two are my favorite and I can’t wait to embrace them.
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  • LINDA7677
    Sorry for your loss. Need to take care of yourself.
    577 days ago
  • RETAT60
    I think you are already strong. And fierce. And brave.
    577 days ago
  • no profile photo MIMIONTHEBEACH1
    I am sorry for having to go through such a loss. I am glad you can see it has made you stronger. God bless and may this year be a wonderful time for you.
    577 days ago
  • 2DAWN4
    So sorry for your loss but you are so strong. This made me wonder what my labels are........aunt, sister, daughter, believer, walker, reader and others that I haven't even thought of. I know your blog was hard to write but it as very inspiring! Thank you!
    577 days ago
    I'm at a loss for words. So sorry for your loss.
    577 days ago
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